07/30/14 4:27pm
Vote here signs at Lyles Crouch polling place in Alexandria Virginia

Oops. Did you receive a letter?


The Virginia Department of Elections has erroneously mailed notifications to about 125,000 registered Virginia voters informing them that they may no longer be eligible to vote in the commonwealth, according to an email sent Tuesday to Virginia registrars.

The letters went to individuals who have not moved out of state, Matthew J. Davis, chief information officer with the Department of Elections, wrote in the email.

Read more at this link.

07/30/14 3:54pm
Support the Troops at the 7 Eleven stores in the Eisenhower East section of Alexandria, Virginia

7-Eleven is partnering with the USO and the Every Moment Counts campaign to help deliver meaningful moments for our troops and their families at participating 7-Eleven locations across the country. Customers can make a donation to the USO via coin canisters located near the registers now through September 2nd. The USO is a terrific organization dedicated to lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families.

So, when you’re checking out, if you can, please consider donating at least what you can to help the USO help military members and/or their family, those who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms.

07/30/14 2:47pm

Jackson Crossing development on East Reed Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia

This is an update to this post.

Jackson Crossing will be a 78-unit affordable housing community that will serve families earning 60% or less of the area median income (AMI). The building will be five stories tall on the east side, and taper down to three stories on the west. Construction is projected to take 18 months, with leasing estimated to take place at the end of 2015.